Vladimir Guerrero officially announced his retirement over the weekend. The Angels will will undoubtedly retire Vladdy’s no. 27 jersey, right? Since Vlad’s departure after the 2009 season, Mike Trout has assumed the number and done Mike Trout things. This will be a conversation when the Halos honor Vlad the Impaler.
Over 3606 plate appearances, Vlad triple-slashed a .319/.381/.546 line in an Angels uniform. He also swung all the time (like Trumbo and Hamilton) and didn’t strike out that much (not like Trumbo and Hamilton). Fans of Kendrick Lamar will appreciate MLB Memes’s take on Vlad’s retirement: